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14 May

The Ontario government continues to modernize the way in which documents can be executed and sworn

Thursday, May 14, 2020Lindsay Ann Histrop, Simon Cheung, Jennifer SearleTax and Estate Planning, Business Law, Corporate LawCOVID-19, State of Emergency, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Bill 190, Notaries Act, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits Act

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The COVID-19 health emergency continues to cause the Ontario government to modernize legislation and to bring it into conformity with our technological world.

On May 12, 2020, the Ontario government passed Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020.

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16 Apr

Directors and officers need to stay focused and diligent during COVID-19 health emergency

Thursday, April 16, 2020Arlene O'Neill, Kathleen SkerrettCorporate Law, Business Law, Securities Law, Tax LawDirectors and Officers Liability, Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage, HST/GST

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With the COVID-19 health emergency continuing for a least another month in Ontario and non-essential businesses remaining closed, directors and officers must continue to remain focused of their duties and to protect the companies they serve as a director or officer and themselves from potential liability.

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2 Apr

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Federal and Provincial Government Relief Measures Available to Businesses

Thursday, April 2, 2020Stephen A. ThieleLitigation, Business LawLayoffs, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Wage Subsidy, Work-Sharing Program Extensions, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

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This blog will provide an overview of the most significant federal and provincial relief measures to assist businesses and entrepreneurs in the face of the unique and pressing challenges presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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21 Jun

Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

Thursday, June 21, 2018Clifford S. GoldfarbBusiness Law, Ontario Corporations Act, Non-Profit and Charities, Corporate LawSocial Clubs

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Transition Requirements for Share Capital Social Clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

There are 148 share capital social clubs currently in existence in the province of Ontario[1]. These are non-profit companies with...

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23 Oct

Evolution of the Shareholders’ Agreement in Canada

Monday, October 23, 2017Peter MoffattBusiness Law, Corporate LawShareholders’ Agreement

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Business corporations statutes in most Canadian jurisdictions allow the shareholders of a corporation to restrict, in whole or in part, the powers of the directors of the Corporation to...

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25 Sep

PIPEDA - Draft Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations Published

Monday, September 25, 2017Catherine CarscallenBusiness Law, Privacy Law, Corporate LawAnti-Spam, Digital Privacy Act, Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations

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The Digital Privacy Act, passed in June 2015, made a number of amendments to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). Key among these amendments was...

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18 Jul

Keep it Simple and Safe – Explaining the new-found popularity of the SAFE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017George ToryCorporate Law, Securities Law, Business LawIPO, Investor Agreements, Preferred Shares

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If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.  

Not for a SAFE.

In the case of a SAFE, or a ...

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26 Jul

Securities Distributions Outside of Canada. A Summary of the OSC's Proposed Rule 72-503

Tuesday, July 26, 2016Kathleen Skerrett, Heather ZordelCapital Markets, Business Law, Securities Law, LitigationOntario Securities Commission, Rule 72-503

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The line designating when the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will regulate a distribution of securities is being redrawn. The current “rule”, Interpretation Note 1 Distributions of Securities Outside Ontario under a repealed OSC Policy 1.5 (OSC Interpretation Note 1.5) has...

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